Here’s a collection of the best resources on the Web for researching potential jobs, occupations, and careers.
Note: This section of Quintessential Careers is an outgrowth of founder Dr. Randall Hansen’s book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Choosing a College Major Buy a copy today!
Explore your career choices in this section of Quintessential Careers, which provides you with real job titles and careers that correspond with specific college majors. While your degree is important, so too is what you major in while in college.
Researching Careers & Occupations:
- A-Z List of Careers — from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, this site provides links to basic overviews of a number of career paths for high school and college students, including related careers. No cost to job-seekers.
- CareerOverview.com — a really nice well-organized site that provides up-to-date career and job information on hundreds of jobs. Easy to navigate. Most information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. No cost to job-seekers.
- Guides for Specific Careers — from JobStar, a fantastic collection of Websites that provide detailed career and job information on a wide variety of fields. Takes a little digging, but well worth getting the information you seek! No cost to job-seekers.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook — from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, this “bible” provides detailed information on hundreds of jobs, including information on work conditions, training/education needed, salary, expected growth, and more. No cost to job-seekers.
- O*Net Online: Find Occupations — the O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Simply type in a job or career keyword and get detailed information on job tasks, skills, work activities, salary information, related occupations, and much more. No cost to job-seeker.
- Vocational Information Center — where you can learn more about vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, examine the current job market, and more. No cost to job-seekers.
Researching Job Titles, Specific Jobs, and Salary Information:
- Meta Job Search Engines for Job-Seekers — a Quintessential Careers resource, use one or more of these sites that pull job listings from hundreds of job sites, newspaper listings, and more. These sites are a great way to learn exactly what employers seek from job-seekers in the career field and specific job you are seeking. No cost to job-seekers.
- Salary Negotiation and Job Offer Tools and Resources — a Quintessential Careers resources, find links to the best salary-related Websites, where you can research salaries by specific job titles. No cost to job-seekers.
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